A Pacific Petroleum development application for an unmanned service station has been approved in Thabeban just off the Ring Road.
The application was lodged over land at 47 Charlie Triggs Crescent within an existing industrial precinct.
Bundaberg Regional Council planning and development spokesman Cr Ross Sommerfeld said the proposed development aimed to provide a convenient refuelling point for trucks travelling along the Ring Road.
“The purpose of the Ring Road was to remove as many heavy vehicles from our urban roads as possible and this application certainly supports that aim,” Cr Sommerfeld said.
“The proposal includes plans for an unmanned service station with a self-bunded fuel tank and canopy height of up to five metres.
“The applicant also proposes to construct an onsite road, connected to Charlie Triggs Crescent, that would allow for the internal manoeuvring of heavy vehicles.”
The unmanned service station is not the only recent development application for a fuel station with Liberty lodging an application for a service station within the aviation precinct on Airport Drive earlier this year.